The Chondola means that sightseeing guests will be able to ride up to the top of the mountain in a gondola cabin, staying warm and dry the whole way up. At the top of the mountain (1860m) they can visit the new Vista Bar and have a glass of Mumm champagne, a craft beer or a barista-made coffee. The top of the lift overlooks the Wakatipu Basin and has spectacular views of the Southern Alps towards Mt Cook – the perfect spot for a great Instagram photo!
A Sightseeing Chondola ride is $35 for adults & $25 for kids. Snow boots are available to hire in Rentals for $15, and waterproof outerwear as an added extra. Cardrona also offer a shuttle service from the bottom of the Cardrona access road for $15 return, or buses from Queenstown or Wanaka daily.
They are adding more on-mountain experiences for non-skiing guests as the winter progresses, including tubing and stargazing. Tubing will be in place at the top of the Chondola, opening (weather dependent) in time for the July school holidays.